Friday, August 12, 2011

It's Party Time!

The intended purpose of a card can be changed by simply switching the sentiment.  This card is nearly identical to the 5th birthday card I posted two days ago, but by changing the stamped sentiment, it became a birthday invitation.  

Using borders on cards is a good way to make prints stand out.  I often choose a bold color that comes directly from the printed color palate.  Most of the time I use a 1/8 in. border, but this is easily changed for varying effects.  For the flame, I chose two accent colors from the print and adhered the inner flame using a foam mounting sticker for added dimension.  

I used the Sweet Treats Cricut cartridge to make this card.  Using the image guide, I cut out all of the components with the machine set at 5 inches.  I scored and folded the back piece so the card would open.  I stamped the sentiment on scrap paper and rounded the corners.  Lastly, I attached a bow with Glue Dots.



Finished card size is 5 in. from top to bottom. 

1 comment:

Sharon Brennan said...

I love this card & just got the Sweet Treats cartridge and I am trying to figure out what settings you use to cut the 5 out and got a card that folded. I have a Cricut Expressions.